Court selects LexisNexis® File & Serve
To manage online case files and automated review of documents
DAYTON, Ohio, November 1, 2005 –Pasco County Clerk of Circuit Court Jed Pittman this week, threw on the switch to an electronic filing service for selected cases under a contract with LexisNexis®, a leading provider of legal, news and business information services.
Using the LexisNexis® File & Serve system, the Pasco County Probate and Guardianship Courts will improve court operations and provide the court and attorneys with the ability to file and access court documents electronically 24 hours a day.
Pasco County court received the go-ahead from the Florida Supreme Court for the e-filing project, which is expected to lead to more e-filing projects for general civil cases in 2006, according to court officials.
Electronic filing will speed up a process that until now could take several days, and will eliminate the burden of managing large volumes of paper. With LexisNexis File & Serve, filings are processed in a fraction of the time, and judges are able to improve access to information.
“Our goal is to make sure that every file is available to every person who needs to see it,” said Judge W. Lowell Bray Jr. of the Sixth Judicial Circuit. “E-filing provides that capability and at the same time, we are able to eliminate a lot of the delay and confusion that is caused when paper files are misfiled or misplaced.”
“Florida courts manage on an incredible volume of cases, and we are able to help them do that more efficiently than ever before,” said Michele Vivona, vice president and general manager of LexisNexis litigation services. “LexisNexis File & Serve provides a tool that will not only streamline the intake process but also provide the judges, court clerks, and attorneys with better and more effective access to critical case information.”
“We selected LexisNexis File & Serve because of the successful experiences of other court jurisdictions and because the comprehensive features in the system best met our needs for an online case file and automated review of documents by clerks and judges,” said Jed Pittman, Clerk of Circuit Court.
About LexisNexis® File & Serve
With over 60,000 registered users and projects in 22 states, LexisNexis® File & Serve gives courts and law firms greater control over case file management through electronic filing and service. With a robust and secure infrastructure, LexisNexis File & Serve provides improved access to case documents and streamlines the intake process. Online clerk review and judicial action improve court operations, while the online document repository enhances care, custody and control. Law firms benefit from improved document access, automated case monitoring, and the elimination of the physical delivery of paper.